Easy Christmas Punch

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posted: 11/30/18

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This easy Christmas Punch with vodka is going to be the highlight of your party. A holiday punch recipe that is super simple to make and absolutely delicious.

easy christmas punch recipe in a big punch bowl with oranges and cranberries

Happy Friday my friends!

I have been alone without Nathan this whole week while he was at a work conference. And I’m talking FULL week. He left Sunday morning and he won’t be home until late tonight. This isn’t the first time I’ve had a full week like this with the kids, but I for sure missed him more this week than any other time he’s been gone. We’ve been lucky enough to be in such a good place in our marriage this year, and I really just miss him.

Also? How do those of you who are single parents do this?? I mean, I did it. I cooked meals every night, I got the kids into bed at a reasonable hour. We did every activity and sport they are in. And for the most part I kept up with work, but I am EXHAUSTED. I want to sleep for seven days straight now.

Instead though, because this is what I do, I’m going to talk to you about this amazing vodka Christmas Punch and then I’m going to go photograph seven hundredy other recipes that I feel like you MUST have before Christmas.

But first this great vodka punch! Do you love the punch bowl? I bought it just for this post because I’m crazy like that. And if you want it too, you can find it here.

cups of christmas punch with oranges and cranberries floating in it

This Christmas Punch is a recipe that has been floating around in my head for a while now. I love vodka punch recipes because they are so easy to switch up the flavors on depending on the season. My Caramel Apple Vodka Punch is perfect for the fall and I certainly couldn’t leave you hanging for Christmas and winter, right?

HOW DO YOU MAKE A CHRISTMAS PUNCH?

This recipe comes together really simply with vodka, soda, and juice. I also added a pomegranate liqueur for a little something extra. You could leave that out or you could substitute pomegranate juice. Because most punch bowls hold SO MUCH, I am giving you a really big batch version of this, but if you want to make it for a smaller crowd, I’m giving you a medium batch version. You will also find a single batch version in case you wan to try the recipe out before you fully commit.

bowl of easy christmas punch recipe being ladled out of punch bowl

HOW DO YOU MAKE A NON ALCOHOLIC CHRISTMAS PUNCH?

This recipe is so easy to make non-alcoholic. You simply exchange the pomegranate liqueur for pomegranate juice and you set the vodka off to the side. I think this would also be delicious as a Christmas punch with sherbet for the whole family. You could skip putting in the oranges and fresh cranberries and just put orange sherbet on top. It would be delicious!

overhead view of punch bowl full of alcoholic christmas punch

SUBSTITUTIONS AND VARIATIONS

This Christmas Punch is pretty forgiving, so you can play with it a little and see what you like best. Here are some ideas.

  • As mentioned above. If you don’t want to spring for the pomegranate liqueur, buy some pomegranate juice instead. (Just swap it one for one.)
  • If you are not a big fan of pineapple juice, I happen to know that lemonade is also very delicious in this recipe. (Just swap it one for one.)
  • Like I mentioned, you could make this recipe family friendly by using pomegranate juice and leaving out the vodka or setting it out to the side and topping it with some orange sherbet.
  • If you don’t like ginger ale, skip it! I loved the taste of the punch as is, and then added in some ginger ale at the end because I’m a fan. It is great with or without it.

overhead view of glasses full of easy christmas punch recipe

HOW ELSE CAN I USE POMEGRANATE LIQUEUR?

So you decided to use that instead of the juice and now you want to know what else you an use it in. You’ve come to the right place.

big bowl of recipe for christmas punch with vodka

easy christmas punch recipe in a big punch bowl with oranges and cranberries
5 from 1 vote

Easy Christmas Punch

Serves: 36 people
(tap # to scale)
Prep: 10 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
This easy Christmas Punch with vodka is going to be the highlight of your party. Super simple to make and absolutely delicious.  Make it a non alcoholic Christmas punch by leaving out the vodka and serving it on the side!

Ingredients

Single Batch

  • 1 ounce vodka
  • 1 ounce pomegranate liqueur or pomegranate juice
  • 2 ounces cranberry juice cocktail
  • 2 ounces sprite or other lemon lime soda
  • 2 ounces pineapple juice
  • 1.5 ounces ginger ale

Medium Batch (serves 15 to 20)

  • 16 ounces vodka (2 cups)
  • 16 ounces pomegranate liqueur or pomegranate juice
  • 32 ounces cranberry juice cocktail (4 cups)
  • 32 ounces sprite
  • 24 ounces pineapple juice (3 cups)
  • 24 ounces ginger ale (3 cups)

Big Batch (serves 30 to 40)

  • 32 ounces vodka (4 cups)
  • 32 ounces pomegranate liqueur or pomegranate juice
  • 64 ounces cranberry juice
  • 2 liters sprite
  • 46 ounces pineapple juice
  • 48 ounces ginger ale (6 cups)

Instructions

  • Combine all of the ingredients.  It is best if they have been kept cold.
  • Add fresh cranberries and fresh orange slices.
Author: Lisa Longley
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
easy christmas punch recipe in a big punch bowl with oranges and cranberries

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easy christmas punch recipe in a big punch bowl with oranges and cranberries

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  1. Jessica Ford says

    5 stars
    OMG! This is amazing!

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